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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I have been struggling with how to finish off the third level of Leon's Mansion.

Any color that I have picked seemed to be top heavy. 

Didn't even care for the look of cream or white.

So I ran my dilemma past Brae. She suggested I brick the third level. What!? At first I thought that was crazy. But she photo shopped a picture of my house to show the potential it had. Really appreciated the visual - now I just have to start some more bricks.
Thanks for the visual Brae!!

Now with that pesky tower...
In the stock photo it looks great.

But when I look at mine, it seems out of place.

I made a rough peak to add to replace the tower. Lee and Julie pointed out that the new peak leaves the middle peak looking odd.

I tried a new rough mock up that would cover the middle peak up. But...

Not only does is seem off center from the bay, it looks like I just threw a triangle on the roof.

I could just leave that level flat. Once the railings are added it could be a (larger) widow's walk.


  1. I like the white, myself. I think if you add some dark (brown, black, navy) trim it will look fantastic just as it is.

  2. It's a fantastic house! Great work.
    Greetings, Faby

  3. I think once the tower is finished, it will look great. Keep the faith!
    Best Wishes,

  4. Hi Audra, I love the idea of bricking the third floor tower. I think the tower roof will look fine once you add the railings. For the front triangle facades, what about cedar shingles? I think it would go with the brick, and the various browns might pick up some of your tile color. Just a thought.

  5. ya could turn the top into a glass conservatory with a walk out balcony and a spiral staircase on the inside to reach it..something like this might work.. think Brae's idea of bricking it up looked great


  6. I'm going to agree with Isabelle, I think the trims around the tower will help with the balance. Of course, if you really don't like it, what I think is moot ;) Whatever you decide, I'm sure when it's all trimmed out it'll be lovely :D

  7. Hey Audra,
    I've been bitten by the half scale bug! I wrote a post about it :P